Controllers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8228/more en Machine Design's Products of the Week (5/18-5/25) http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/machine-designs-products-week-518-525 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Stainless-steel sanitary conveyors, high-force cylinders, stepper actuators for security doors, and digital meters.&nbsp;This Machine Design gallery&nbsp;features these&nbsp;four&nbsp;products and more! Who knows, you may find something&nbsp;that suits your application. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/machine-designs-products-week-518-525#comments Products Controllers Linear Motion Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 20 May 2015 16:21:00 +0000 48961 at http://machinedesign.com B&R’s modular application (mapp) Technology sets the bar high for automation programming http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by B&R Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates. But in the factories and distribution centers that use computers known as programmable logic (PLC) or automation controllers (PAC), it’s been largely status quo. The same can even be said for industrial robots, the icons of automation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming#comments White Papers Controllers Tue, 19 May 2015 18:02:00 +0000 48931 at http://machinedesign.com Variable Wattage Control Systems for Electric Heaters http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a variable wattage control system for electric heaters? What are the advantages of these types of control systems?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters#comments Design FAQs Controllers Tue, 19 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 48811 at http://machinedesign.com Smartphone Controls Migrate Away from the Screen http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen <div class="field-deck"> What if iPod controls could be stuck to the back of your ear? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Saarland University and Carnegie Mellon University present thin, medically adhesive, flexible 'iSkin' controls.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen#comments Controllers Sensors News Tue, 12 May 2015 17:25:00 +0000 48791 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (5/4-5/11) http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-54-511 <div class="node-body gallery-body">From pumps to circuit-interrupting plug connectors, these products suit all types of applications.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-54-511" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-54-511#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Sensors Gallery Thu, 07 May 2015 17:59:00 +0000 48681 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (3/30-4/6) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This&nbsp;gallery features products from&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">surface-mount terminal blocks to&nbsp;auto-darkening welding helmet.&nbsp;</span>We&#39;ve rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Motors/Drives Plastics and Composites Pneumatics Gallery Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:29:00 +0000 47711 at http://machinedesign.com Control 48 I/O Signals with One Programmable Logic Module http://machinedesign.com/controllers/control-48-io-signals-one-programmable-logic-module <div class="node-body article-body"><p>PLC Logic is a compact microcontroller that plugs a small housed logic module, programmable with LOGIC software, directly into relays, allowing users to switch and control up to 48 I/O signals with a single system. This simple microcontroller saves space and simplifies maintenance by eliminating the need for a standalone controller. The PLC Logic, suited for small automation applications, is only 50 mm wide and contains replaceable 6.2-mm relays. Tutorials and software downloads are available on Phoenix&rsquo;s website.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/control-48-io-signals-one-programmable-logic-module" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/control-48-io-signals-one-programmable-logic-module#comments Controllers Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:48:00 +0000 46971 at http://machinedesign.com Miniature Cartridge Heaters http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cartridge heaters are industrial heating devices used in applications ranging from burn-in test systems, mass spectrometry to temperature management in 3D printing. Here are a few application</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters#comments Basics of Design Controllers Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:22:00 +0000 46451 at http://machinedesign.com Motion Control “Right there and on the Spot” for Decentralized Controllers http://machinedesign.com/controllers/motion-control-right-there-and-spot-decentralized-controllers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An iSA decentralized controller delivers local real-time motion control&mdash;it can synchronize motion axes and cross-communication over several levels. The programmable logic controller (PLC) can also exchange data with other programs over an OPC server, and has gateway functionality for Ethernet/IP and PROFIBUS when connected with other controllers. A CODESYS programming&nbsp;platform enables standard programming&nbsp;according to IEC 61131-3. Real-time control is achieved with a Linux operating system and an EtherCAT master.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/motion-control-right-there-and-spot-decentralized-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/motion-control-right-there-and-spot-decentralized-controllers#comments Products Controllers Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:45:00 +0000 46391 at http://machinedesign.com Bigger is Better for Vision430 Controller Touchscreen http://machinedesign.com/controllers/bigger-better-vision430-controller-touchscreen <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unitronics invites its users to Go Wide with Vision430, a new addition to the Vision controller series. The Vision430 is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with a 4.3-in. touchscreen for easy manipulation of the VisiLogic software. The screen, housed in a flat fascia unit, features onboard digital, high-speed, and analog I/O. Two dozen auto-tuned PID loops are used to control temperature, level, and pressure. The touchscreen allows for direct control by the operator; remote I/O is possible up to 1000 meters. Vision430 works in applications with up to 512 I/Os.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/bigger-better-vision430-controller-touchscreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/bigger-better-vision430-controller-touchscreen#comments Controllers Thu, 05 Feb 2015 22:06:00 +0000 46021 at http://machinedesign.com